Headlines
Save the Date - The Irish Maritime Transport Economist Volume 12 Launch

National Developments
Irish Shipping volumes up 7% during Q4 2014

Arklow’s Final ‘Green’ Newbuild Makes A Splash

State-of-the-art dairy processing facility opens at Belview, Port of Waterford

Killarney based Liebherr secures Port Botany, Australia container crane order

Ardmore times growth spurt

Biggest infrastructure project in Irish ports since turn of millennium to get underway in Foynes

€200m plan could boost cruise ship business at Dublin Port

IDA identify the Marine Economy as a new target in their ambitious 5 year strategy plan.

National Export Campaign and Export Hub launched to encourage more exporting

Barryroe oil field farm-out deal may be ‘phased’

International Developments
IMDO talks tonnage tax to the German Shipping Industry

European Community Shipowners Association study on economic importance of EU shipping released.

Financing issues could return to “haunt” European ship owners after resurgence of US dollar

Ship owners return to newbuilding orders, but only in the wet markets

Agreement on monitoring of CO2 emissions from ships

Public Consultations
Industry Consultation on IMO Study for the implementation of ballast water management systems

Public consultation on a Mid Term Review of the EU Maritime Transport Strategy

Forthcoming Events
AIVP's Annual General Meeting 2015 - Working Waterfront: a City-Port mix in progress

The Maritime Industry Awards 2015

Shortsea 15, Copenhagen June 2015

TEN-T Days 2015 confirmed for Riga, Latvia in June

2nd Annual Our Ocean Wealth Conference, July 2015

Maritime Careers
Shipping Market Analyst Stagiare - Irish Maritime Development Office

And finally....
IMDO Website Users Survey, Invitation to complete
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Headlines


Save the Date - The Irish Maritime Transport Economist Volume 12 Launch
by Irish Maritime Development Office


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National Developments


Irish Shipping volumes up 7% during Q4 2014
by Irish Maritime Development Office

 
Irish shipping and port activity rose by 7% in the fourth quarter of 2014 when compared to the corresponding period of 2013, according to the latest quarterly IMDO iShip Index.

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Arklow’s Final ‘Green’ Newbuild Makes A Splash
by Afloat.ie

 
Arklow Breeze has been launched as the newest and final newbuild of six cargoships for the company from a Dutch yard.

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State-of-the-art dairy processing facility opens at Belview, Port of Waterford
by Glanbia

 

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland opened its new state-of-the-art dairy processing facility at Belview port on the Co Kilkenny/ Co. Waterford border.


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Killarney based Liebherr secures Port Botany, Australia container crane order
by Port Technology

 
Following testing in the Irish site, Liebherr Container Cranes has been chosen to supply four cranes for Port Botany, Sydney's port facility.

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Ardmore times growth spurt
by Tradewinds

 
Wells Fargo has predicted a steady rise in profit for Ardmore Shipping in initiating coverage of the tanker owner.

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Biggest infrastructure project in Irish ports since turn of millennium to get underway in Foynes
by Shannon Foynes Port Company

 
Shannon Foynes Port Company
€50million jetty programme set to unlock huge potential of port and help capitalise on unrivalled ability of estuary to handle world’s largest ships.

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€200m plan could boost cruise ship business at Dublin Port
by The Irish Independent

 
Dublin Port Company is waiting to see if it will get permission to embark on rebuilding around 3km of its quay walls and dredging the bay to allow for longer and deeper vessels to berth comfortably.

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IDA identify the Marine Economy as a new target in their ambitious 5 year strategy plan.
by Irish Maritime Development Office

 
IDA Ireland launched its new strategy, Winning FDI: 2015-2019 recently. The agency has identified new targets including the Marine Economy as an emerging opportunity sector for Ireland.

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National Export Campaign and Export Hub launched to encourage more exporting
by The Irish Exporters Association

 
The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) is partnering with a number of leading companies and agencies to launch a new initiative for aspiring exporters from the SME sector.

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Barryroe oil field farm-out deal may be ‘phased’
by The Irish Examiner

 
The pending farm-out deal for Providence Resources on its Barryroe field in the Celtic Sea, may materialise as a ‘phased’ agreement, initially covering appraisal work.

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International Developments


IMDO talks tonnage tax to the German Shipping Industry
by The Irish Maritime Development Office

 
The Irish Maritime Development Office hosted an industry event in Hamburg in February, promoting the opportunities for international shipping companies available within the Irish maritime sector.

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European Community Shipowners Association study on economic importance of EU shipping released.
by ECSA

 
The European Community Shipowners Association presented the results of a recent update of the Oxford Economics study on the economic value of the EU shipping industry.

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Financing issues could return to “haunt” European ship owners after resurgence of US dollar
by Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

 
The continued pace of the US dollar surge has started to creep up in the everyday life of not only Forex traders, but also ship owners.

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Ship owners return to newbuilding orders, but only in the wet markets
by Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

 
Recent market analysis have concluded that with commodity prices still on the downward slide and the U.S. Dollar gaining in strength, delivering the right opportunity for ship-builders to offer discounts to gain some traction amongst potential buyers.

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Agreement on monitoring of CO2 emissions from ships
by Council for the EU Permanent Representatives

 
Agreement on monitoring of CO2 emissions from ships
The Permanent Representatives Committee confirmed an agreement with the European Parliament on new EU-wide rules for monitoring, reporting and verification of CO2 emissions from ships.

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Public Consultations


Industry Consultation on IMO Study for the implementation of ballast water management systems
by The International Maritime Organisation

 
The IMO has launched a Study on the implementation of the ballast water performance standard described in regulation D-2 of the BWM Convention.

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Public consultation on a Mid Term Review of the EU Maritime Transport Strategy
by INRA

 
Public consultation on a Mid Term Review of the EU Maritime Transport Strategy
A public consultation has been launched with the aim of collecting industry views on the EU Maritime Transport Strategy thus contributing to the European Commission's review of the said Strategy.

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Forthcoming Events


AIVP's Annual General Meeting 2015 - Working Waterfront: a City-Port mix in progress
by AIVP

 

AIVP, the international organisation bringing together public and private development stakeholders in port cities is scheduled to have its annual conference " Working Waterfront: a City-Port mix in progress" in Dublin in May with the support of Dublin Port Company.


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The Maritime Industry Awards 2015
by Maritime Industry Awards

 
The inaugural Maritime Industry Awards will recognise and celebrate the most original and innovative individuals and companies that have demonstrated excellence in the Irish Maritime & Marine sector.

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Shortsea 15, Copenhagen June 2015
by Maritime Development Center of Europe, Denmark

 
Shortsea 15, Copenhagen June 2015
Shortsea 15 Conference, the European shortsea industry congress conference will take place on the 17th to the 19th of June in Copenhagen.

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TEN-T Days 2015 confirmed for Riga, Latvia in June
by The Irish Maritime Development Office

 
The TEN-T Programme dedicated financial support towards the realisation of important transport infrastructure projects - in line with the overreaching goal of European competitiveness, job creation and cohesion.

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2nd Annual Our Ocean Wealth Conference, July 2015
by Irish Maritime Development Office

 
The dates have been confirmed for the 2nd annual Our Ocean Wealth Conference. The conference follows on from the vision and plans the Government have set out for implementing the appropriate policy, governance and business climate to enable Ireland's marine potential to be realised.

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Maritime Careers


Shipping Market Analyst Stagiare - Irish Maritime Development Office
by Irish Maritime Development Office

 
A Shipping Market Analyst Stagiare Scholarship is available with the Irish Maritime Development Office.

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And finally....


IMDO Website Users Survey, Invitation to complete
by Irish Maritime Development Office

 
The Irish Maritime Development Office is currently planning a redesign for our online communication platforms and have designed an anonymous user survey which we invite you to complete.

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